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mandela was in his early 40s. he had joined the african national congress, the anc, way back in 1944. the anc and the other major organizations opposing apartheid in south africa had been organized as nonviolent movements, nonviolent resistance, and nonviolent organizing. but after sharpville, they decided that maybe that wasn't enough. after sharpville, they decided they would form a paramilitary wing, and nelson mandela was one of the anc leader who is went underground to help start it. they said they would target government buildings and strategic infrastructure and they would try to sabotage the state. after sharpville, the government of south africa started mass arrests of anc leaders and other activists. they banned the anc. they made it illegal to be a member of that group. nelson mandela was arrested for treason in 1961, he was acquitted and he was convicted of traveling illegally. they sentenced him to five years hard labor on south africa's version of alcatraz, which is robin island. while he was already serving that sentence, while he was already in prison, they put him on
>> announcer: the >>> the death of nelson >>> the death of nelson mandela. this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. we're back with more of our special coverage of the passing of nelson mandela who died today at the age of 95. as you might imagine, at this hour, reaction to his loss, is pouring in from around the world and the nation of south africa now begins a state of mourning. our south african-based correspondent is with us from outside the mandela family home in johannesburg. as we said in our first half hour, this is a nation many of whom went to bed last night who will be waking up tomorrow morning to hear this anticipated but still sad and shocking news. >> absolutely right, brian. anticipated. expected. predictable but painful nonetheless. as i look around, the crowds here have grown to maybe 400 or 500 people. mainly south africans who were born after the birth of democracy. the so-called born frees who have no memory of the darkest years of ar par tide. they are singing and celebrating his life rather than mourning his death because, of course, his death was not in
, including many women and irn ch. in the end, it killed 69 people. at the time nelson mandela was in his early 40s. he had joined the african national congress, the anc, way back in 1944. the anc opposing apartheid had been organized as non-violent resistance. but after sharpville, they decided maybe that wasn't enough. after sharpville they decided they would form a paramilitary wing and nelson man delg la was one of the anc leaders who went undergroutd to help it. they would target infrastructure and try to sabotage the state. after sharpville the government of south africa started mass arrests of anc leaders and other activists. they banned the a nchnc. they made it illegal to be a part of that group. nelson mandela was arrested in 1961, again in 1962 and convicted of traveling illegally. they sentenced him to five years hard labor on robben island. while he was already serving that sentence they put him on trial again, this time for sabotage. and they convicted him, and they sentenced him to life in prison, to life on robben island. so in 1964 he began a new sentence that was a life
there is true freedom in forgiveness. >> we'll look at mandela's life, his policy, and how he handled criticism. it's all part of his enduring legacy. my guest, tom brokaw, civil rights leader reverend jesse jackson. and harry smith talks to poet maya angelou as she mourns a good friend. >> and that's what he brought, was deliverance and ignorance. >> i'll have all that ahead on "meet the press," sunday, december 8. >>> the world's longest running television program, this is "meet the press." >>> and good sunday morning. it is a day of prayer and reflection in south africa as the nation mourns its former president, nelson mandela. flags are also at half staff at the white house this morning. president obama and the first lady will be going to south africa on tuesday. and former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be going to south africa this week. nelson mandela will be laid to rest this week. charlene hunter-gault who worked for npr during nelson mandela's presidency, and from new york, special correspondent tom brokaw. here is tom back in 1990 interviewing nelson mandela after
of nelson mandela. former secretaries of state colin powell and james baker share their memories with us. plus, rock star bono on his friend's wisdom and courage. >>> relentless cold batters much of the country. the ice storm threatens to disrupt the lives of millions. >>> and one of the last survivors of what could be the most important treasure hunt history. >>> but today, your world in 90 seconds. >> for me, he had hope, he represented freedom. so, today, i'm here to show i'm thankful for him! the world mourns the passing of an icon. >> nelson mandela died at his home surrounded by his family. >> went from the prison cell to the presidency with such unmatched grace. >> i think we try to prepare ourselves, but emotionally, it's not that easy. >> crowds gathering outside the home in johannesburg. ♪ >> he was a father figure to the nation. the one thing we all had in common. >> justice for all, let freedom ring. god bless. >> millions of americans are facing another big blast of winter weather. >>> the november jobs report. 203,000 jobs added in november. the jobless rate fell to 7%. >
, nelson mandela. he died today at his home after a long illness. he was 95. good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ken bastida. the crowd is still outside nelson mandela's house. this video was taken a few minutes ago. people have been chanting, singing, and dancing all through the night. it has not stopped. it was mandela who transformed the country into what it is today. martin luther king, jr., had a dream. some say nelson mandela dreamed it. he became one of the greatest civil rights icons of the last 50 years and it cost him almost three decades of his life in a jail cell. vanita on the man who earned the admiration of millions. >> and one wonders what must be passing through mr. mandela's mind at this moment. >> after 27 years in prison, nelson mandela walked into freedom. against all odds, the leader of a rebellion became the leader of national unity. mandela's decade-long rebellion turned him into a freedom fighter, an international hero. >> i fought against white domination. i have fought for every family. >> mandela was born into a privileged family. he supported no
edition of "andrea mitchell reports," celebrating the life of nelson mandela. >> i stand here before you not as a profit but as humble servant of you, the people. >> a giant among then, activist, prisoner, leader, a president, a founding father. for the legions who revered him simple madiba. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. >> my very first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. >> by the power of his example demonstrated unequivocally how each of us can choorse, how we will respond injustices, grievances, sorrows and tragedies that afflict all of human kind. >> he was an inspiration to generations of freedom fighters. >> we said if nelson mandela can do it, we can do it. we identify with the struggle. when i met him for the first time, he said to me, john lewis, i know all about you. i follow you. you inspired us. i said new york city, mr. mandela, you inspired us. >> we entered into a covenant, which i billed to society in which all, both black and white, will be able to walk tall w
the world. from johannesburg to the bay area, an outpouring of love and admiration for nelson mandela. live pictures from johannesburg, south africa,y it's friday morning. a new day for this proud and historic african nation. a steady stream of mourners and flowers have been singing and gathering throughout the night. good evening. thanks for joining us. it's a rare moment of worldwide unity tonight. nelson mandela has died. has rekindled the hope of a generation. cheryl hurd was here during mandela's visit in 1990. jean elle has the impact in the world of education and sports. we begin with the worldwide tribute happening as we speak. as dawn broke, the celebration in south africa continues, the nation lovingly remembering the man. president obama said mandela's journey from prisoner to president, taught him the power of hope. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: mandela was born in south africa's black elite. but he led the movement against apartheid and was thrown in jail. to
>>> this sunday, nelson mandela. a special person whose world course changed world events. >> he was a president that embodied that human beings and countries can change for the better. >> his enduring power is that he showed us there is true freedom in forgiveness. >> we'll look at mandela's life, his policy, and how he handled criticism. it's all part of his enduring legacy. my guests, tom brokaw, civil rights leader reverend jesse jackson. and harry smith talks to poet maya angelou as she mourns a good friend. >> and that's what he brought, was deliverance and ignorance. >> i'll have all that ahead on "meet the press," sunday, december 8. >>> the world's longest running television program, this is "meet the press." >>> and good sunday morning. it is a day of prayer and reflection in south africa as the nation mourns its former president, nelson mandela. flags are also at half staff at the white house this morning. president obama and the first lady will be going to south africa on tuesday. and former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be going to south africa t
rest this week. charlene hunter-gault who worked for npr during nelson mandela's presidency, and from new york, special correspondent tom brokaw. here is tom back in 1990 interviewing nelson mandela after he was released from prison. it's a great photo. the reverend jesse jackson is here, one of the first people to greet mandela after he was released from prison. what a great day that was. we'll talk about it. and he wrote a book entitled "mandela's way." and charles ogletree who marched for mandela's freedom and subsequently met with him several times. welcome to all of you. it's a great privilege to have this conversation. i want to begin in south africa with charlene hunter-gault and have her set the scene with this national period of mourning and reflection and celebration. good morning, charlene. >> reporter: right now, david, it is pouring down rain, and in south africa rain is a sign of good for tutune, so maybe it is honor of mandela. up until this moment, people have been dancing in the streets, they've been singing songs, they've been recalling aspects of nelson ma
mandela, a special "meet the press" a special in-depth look at a world leader whose course and determination changed the course of world events. >> his journey from a prison to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. >> his enduring power is that he showed us that there is true freedom and forgiveness. >> a look at mandela's life, his effect on u.s. politics and policy and how he handled controversy and criticism, all part of his enduring legacy. among my guests today, my colleague nbc news special correspondent tom brokaw, civil rights leader, the reverend jesse jackson and nbc news correspondent harry smith talks to author and poet maya angelou as she mourns a good friend. >> that's what he's brought, deliverance from ignorance. >> i'm david gregory. all of that ahead on "meet the press" from new york this morning, sunday, december 8th. . >> i'll have all that ahead on "meet the press," sunday, december 8. >>> the world's longest running television program, this is "meet the press." >>> and good sunday morning. it is a d
are remembering nelson mandela, a man who changed this world. president obama saying just hours ago he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. at 95, his death not a surprise, but the lessons of his life still reverbrating around the globe, that long walk to freedom, brimming with humility, resilient, a determination to forgive. and there has been a huge outpouring of emotion, reaction from around the world tonight, our team there starting with abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran who joins us right now from london. terry? >> reporter: it is a profound moment for south africa and really for the world, the marking of the passing of this remarkable man and of the end of an era in human grace and dignity. in south africa itself, in the neighborhood which was a segregated township where nelson mandela lived before he went to prison for 27 years and where he went home to. there is a combination of mourning, of sorrow and celebration and gratitude, people gathering outside of his home and dancing, celebrating the life of nelson mandela. reaction pouring in from around the world for h
>> nelson mandela. man whose strength healed a nation and changed the world. >> i stand here before you not as approve it but as a humble servant. >> tonight the world mourns the passing of an icon. nelson mandela dead at the age of 95. good evening i'm dan ashley. mandela lived 27 years of his life in prison for his belief in freedom and equality and he merged after all of that time with a message of generosity towards his oppress ors. karen has the story. >> out by the home where nelson mandela died they sang in memory and mourning. >> great fighter. strong man. >> south africa president delivered the long dreaded new news. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. >>reporter: president obama praised the man he culled a personal inspiration. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth that. sense of loss ranged from royalty. >> extremely sad and tragic news. remind what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> to regular people.
relented and released mandela in 1990. the famous prisoner instantly became a super star who energized the people. he became the first black person to run for president. he won in a landslide. the country celebrated and so did the rest of the world. >> i should be shining his shoes. >> reporter: behind the scenes, there was trouble in his personal life, including a messy divorce with his wife winnie, who stood behind him while he was in jail. >> president obama addressed the nation this afternoon. his comments were very personal. he spoke of how mandela inspired millions of people to fight for justice and democracy, including himself. >> the day he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings are guided by their hopes and not by their fears. like so many around the globe, i cannot imagine my own life without the example mandela set. >> take a look at this video. it is from oakland. mandela came to the bay area and 58,000 people filled the coliseum to meet him. many recall being face to face with the man who changed the world. we have a look at nelson mandela through th
>> go on for the next ten days and mandela's body will lay instate. and then he will be buried. he always said that he should be buried near where he lived his life. he'll be buried where he was born 95 years ago. >> thank you. the world will mark the passing of mandela. there will be a national day of prayer and reflection to honor mandela. mourners will be have an opportunity to say goodbye, and hell lie instate in the building where he was inaugurated in 1994. then he'll be flown to his home village. mandela will be laid to rest. thousands are expected to attend the funeral. the exact details of that event have not been revealed just yet. here to talk about mandela's political legacy in 1997 proves o'malley received mandela's help to negotiate a northern ireland peace treaty in south africa, and the two had been friends for many years. professor, it's good to talk to you. thanks for your time. we're talking about th the good friday agreement of 1998, but those as you know were fraught with negotiations with a number of groups at the table, eight political parties, the british, i
are mourning the loss of nelson mandela. and washington dc, people gathered with candles outside the embassy where a statue of mandela stands. >> it is now morning in south africa. some people have been paying tribute outside his home since his death was announced late thursday night. others are just waking up the to the news there. mandela is credited with transforming a country. >> tonight, danielle nottingham has more on the passing of this great leader. >> reporter: south africans gathered in the predawn darkness to sing the praises of their former president, nelson mandela who died just hours earlier at the age of 95. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. >> reporter: after 27 years in prison for crimes against the government, mandela was freed in 1990. in 1994, he became the country's first black president. >> he built a genuine multiracial democracy in south africa. when he could have had a one party state and shut everyone else out. when he could have had the politics of resentment, he chose the politics of inclusion. >> reporter: years later, he bec
the area. >>> former south african president nelson mandela has passed away. but instead of tears tonight there is rejoicing and singing. [ singing ] >> right now you are looking at live pictures from south africa where a crowd gathered outside nelson mandela's home. he led south africa out of apartheid and became a statesman. president obama said nelson mandela was an inspiration guided by love and not hate. >> for now let us pause and give thanks to the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his hands. and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice. >> nelson mandela visited oakland in 1990s months after he was released in prison. he spent 27 years in a jail cell. ktvu's rob roth is live in oakland with a look at his lasting impression. rob? >> reporter: a sculpture of nelson mandela sits here in oakland. people we spoke with say he leave as legacy of peace and integrity. [ singing ] >> reporter: when nelson mandela appeared a thet oakland coliseum in 1990 -- at the oakland coliseum in 1990. he knew nelson mandela and pictured with him moments before nelson ma
:00. >>> there is mr. nelson mandela a free man taking his first steps into a new south africa. >> south africa and the world mourns the loss of a hero and an icon. nelson mandela was 95. he spent decades fighting apartheid in his native south africa. >> i'm anne makovec live in the newsroom. as the world remembers mandela, we here in the bay area remember his-historic visit to the east bay and congressional legislation and divesting in south africa. >> reporter: bundle up. it is still cold out here. i'm kiet do. we have a live report. >>> yeah, freezing temperatures again around the bay area. freeze warnings are up. what a chilly day. this is the third day in a row of freezing temperatures showing up outside. some of those numbers dropping off under clear skies this morning into the 20s and 30s. now 23 in santa rosa. 28 in concord. 39 in san francisco. and 30 degrees in livermore. so a very cold start to the day again freeze warnings until 9:00. then clouds roll in in the middle of the day. plan on highs only in the 40s and 50s. this afternoon we could see a little rain. and then tonight, cold
nation has departed. our nation has lost it's greatest son. >> nelson mandela died today at age 95. his family was by his side. the announcement came from south africa's president. his struggle against apartheid made him a global symbol of human rights. good afternoon, everybody, i'm larry beil. he died of complications from a recurring lung infection. we have a look back at the legacy. >> born in 1918, nelson mandela was the son of a tribal chief. he was living under apartheid that led to oppression of the majority. black south africans mandela made the fight for his country his cause. in 1964 he paid the price with freedom, sentenced to life in prison. >> i have cherished the idea of a democratic and free society. for which i am prepared to die. >> with mandela in chains south africans found a new rallying cry. free mandela came synonymous with demands for a free south africa. the president declerk released mandela. in the name of peace. >> he was embraced by his people and the world and became a nobel peace prize recipient and was elected president in the first free election. a triu
admirerers are mourning the passing of nelson mandela -a pact was felt arou >>> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. >>> world leaders and millions of admirers are mourning the passing of nelson mandela, a man whose impact was felt around the globe including right here in the bay area. good afternoon, i'm michelle griego. a day after the death of nelson mandela, much of the world has paused to reflect on his legacy and also his accomplishments. cbs reporter tara mergener is live in washington with more. >> reporter: mandela was an international icon. today millions are mourning his passing and celebrating his remarkable life. the flag is after half-staff at the south african embassy in washington. outside his home in johannesburg, mourners are gathering to remember the man they called madiba. a memorial service will be held tuesday and the outpouring of love says something with the caliber of the man who led the country out of apartheid. >> we'll always love madiba for teaching us that it is possible to overcome hatred and anger to build a new nation. >> reporte
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, kiet do, kpix 5. >>> right now, people are gathering outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. the former south african president died at the age of 95. since then hundreds gathered to pay tribute to his life and littlecy. cbs reporter susan mcginnis with how the entire world is reacting to mandela's death. >> reporter: south africans sang and danced out sight nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. >>> reporter: the outpouring began in the middle of the night when word spread that the man they called madiba which means father died. >> i was sad. but i'm also happy he gets to rest in peace. >> reporter: mandela spent 27 years in prison because he fought against apartheid. south africa's system of legalized racism. but as desmond tutu noted this morning he forgave those who imprisoned him. >> this one has become a global icon symbol of reconciliation. >> reporter: upon his relief mandela would go on to become south africa's first black president in 1994. years later, he would meet the man that would become america's first black president. >> we've lost one of the most influentia
>> remembering nelson mandela, the revered south african leader is being mounted in the bay area and around the world. we are learning new details of the ten day mourn period underway. >> breaking news, half a dozen people are out of their homes after an early morning fire. who is reaching out to help them. >> thank you for joining us at 6:00. i am kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. >> we have a light at the end of the tunnel, no quit so cold as it was, two to five degrees warmer around the bay and one or two in the east bay, but, city, chilly in the north bay at zero to three degrees cooler than yesterday with 22 in napa and 25 in novato and the upper 20's around concord and san ramon and 30 in antioch and livermore and the mid-to-upper 30's from san jose up both bay shorelines to oakland and 42 in san francisco and freezing cold at 32 in half moon bay. from our tower you can see how clean it is and the next 12 hours, 22 to 39 under sun, and 46 to 50 at noon, and high clouds roll in at 4:00, and 46 to 52 and get ready for lit hours during the early evening with temperatures in th
. >>> this is the first sunday since nelson mandela's death. south africans prayed for him in and out of church. the celebrations of mandela's life have not let up since his death on thursday. today mandela's ex-wife is headed to one service. at another, his successor eulogized the country's first black president. >> what he was able to do, to engage in struggle, to end in justice. >> president obama and first lady michelle will leave tomorrow for south africa. they'll attend a national memorial service for mandela on tuesday. >>> bay area churchgoers also honored the former south african president today. john shows us the celebration of his life and legacy at san francisco's glide memorial church. >> reporter: when san francisco's glide memorial church remembered nelson mandela at their services, the only thing missing was sadness. the mood was joyful as the children's choir honored the passing of the man who is being called the father of the nation. >> it's bigger than that. nelson mandela touched all of our lives regardless of where we were in the world. >> reporter: pastor sisal williams me
, the world is mourning the death of nelson mandela. the former south african president died yesterday at the age of 95. this is a live look at a memorial outside his home. hundreds gathered to leave flowers, pray and celebrate his life. >>> reporter: south africans woke up to the news that nelson mandela was dead. the announcement was made around midnight south african time. people have been flocking to his home in black and white fitting for a man whose legacy was defined by reconciliation, by reaching out a hand to the white minority in south africa and embracing them as part of south africa's fledgling democracy when he was released after 27 years in jail. his bad is in pretoria where he will stay -- body is in pretoria where he will stay for five days so the public can view his body and then it will be flown two hours to his rural village where there should be a private family burial and funeral within about the next 10 days. cbs news, johannesburg. >> a public funeral for him will be held before his burial. world leaders will attend including president obama. >>> in june of 1994,
lost its greatest son >> now at 7:00, the world mourns the passing of nelson mandela, a look back a at his visit that brought people together. >> and the entire bay area, a freeze warning and rain on the way. >> and one neighborhood on alert. eight homes burglaried in a matter of weeks. the common thread police found in each case. . >>> bay area braces for another night with temperatures in the teens in some cases. good evening, i'm gasia mikaelian. parts of the bay area that includes record lows. martin will tell us if rain will be coming in the picture. drivers are warned of dangerously slick roads. and in walnut creek, there was some black ice. >> freezing temperatures at the height of the morning commute turned the road to ice. >> my wife hit black ice. >> fortunately, dennis stack is a professional driving instructor. >> she did what she was supposed to do, off the gas, off the brake. she was scared but through it in seconds. >> many unprotected plants in the did i ablow -- diablo valley. luckier ones like these were covered. hard frost alerted this salon owner lisa skinner.
to civil rights legend nelson mandela. yesterday was a national day of prayer for the activist who died thursday at the age of 95. at one ceremony mandela was remembered by the man who succeeded him as south africa's president. >> what inspired by what he and his generation were able to do, for millions of our people, to engage in struggle, to end in justice. >> president obama and first lady michelle obama will attend a public memorial service for mandela tomorrow. former president jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush also plan to attend with their wives. then mandela's body will lie in state for three days before his burial. >> mr. mandela is also being remembered in the bay area. kpix5 shows us the celebration of mandela's life and legacy at a bay area church. >> reporter: when san francisco's glide memorial church remembered nelson mandela at their morning services the only thing missing was sadness. the mood was joyful as a children's choir honored the passing of the man being called the father of a nation. >> it's bigger than that. i mean, nelson mandela touched all of ou
for the world and bay area. >> dan, nelson mandela felt he had a true connection with san francisco and the bay area. and you're right. others would follow. it was called celebration sunday. 58,000,000 packed to see, and hear nelson mandela. he came to the bay area with a message of thanks and hope. people of oakland and bay area have given me and and hope to continue the struggle. >> that was a moment of sheer joy. for the community and i think the coliseum was full, every seat standing room only. state senator was one of these on stage that day. now, the executive director of the training center which trains minorities and women for jobs in construction. >> beautiful person and lived life to the fullest. >> the east bay was at the fore front of the movement in the u.s. students pushing for investment. and long shoremen refused to unload south african goods. before protests, parishioners were writing checks. >> my church directed the first sign in this city, protesting apartheid back in the 1980s. >> the bay area stop was a fitting finale and the appeal of a man who spent 27 years in prison st
of a visionary leader. south african president nelson mandela passed away yesterday at 95. the fight against racial and political segregation made him an icon for freedom. it is at 9:00 at night in south africa and petroleum -- people are gathering out his home to sing and pray and honor the leader. we have the latest on the memorial and funeral services. >> plans are set for the farewell to nelson mandela. >> we should all work together to organize the most fitting funeral for this outstanding son of our country and the father of the nation. >> on sunday, south africa will remember him during a national day of rare and reflection. on tuesday they gather for a memorial service at a 90,000 seat stadium. the body will lie in state for three days before he is laid to rest december 15th. today across south africa, large crowds gathered to remember delaware's -- nelson mandela's triumph over apartheid. >> from indiana, to new york, to washington, dc, americans paid their respects to south africa's first black president. >> it is a sense for me of my boys can have the opportunity to do a lot more
. >>> now to the death of nelson mandela, a man who changed the world. many south africans are placing candles outsize his home and signs, and some dancing to celebrate the life of the man many call the father of their nation. flags are lowered at half-staff in south africa and the government is preparing funeral ceremonies that will draw dignitaries from around the globe. this morning, a state funeral will be held this sunday. >>> he lived his life thousands of miles away but mandela made quite an impact here in the bay area. it's pretty remarkable. this is video of a packed oakland coliseum during a visit by mandela in june of 1990. a crowd of 60,000 people came to see mandela in oakland. shortly after he was released from prison. he came to oakland because he found out there was a lot of support from students activist against apartheid in south africa. he also came because of the then congressman who was the first to offer resolutions in congress against apartheid. >> oakland was the symbol of the city that fought and that constantly held everybody -- the nation's feet to the fire.
to mourn the death of nelson mandela. what we're learning about the funeral that will attract world leaders. >> fewer days for holiday shopping creating more opportunities for stress. what retailers are doing to literally ease your burden. nelson mandela in south afr people have been >>> right now the mountain of flowers and candles continues to grow outside the home of nelson mandela in south africa. people every people having going to the site since the announcement of his death. and the crowds continue to pay their respects to the leader. sunday has been declared a national day of prayer and a public memorial service is set for tuesday. mandela's body will then lie in state for three days. the funeral will take place in his hometown next sunday. >>> it can be said martin luther king, jr. had a dream. but it was nelson mandela who lived it. tara mergener tells us about his legacy and the countless people he inspired around the world. >>> reporter: outside nelson mandela's johannesburg home, south africans are celebrating his life. at his former home in soweto, mourners praised him with s
mandela. president obama and first lady michelle obama departed on air force one just a short time ago. tomorrow's memorial service will also serve as a rare reunion for nearly all of the living american presidents. >>> kpix5cate courigan is in the news room. a real security challenge. >> reporter: 8000 mourners are expected to attend the memorial and authorities say thousands of police officers will be on hand. right now, a memorial outside of mandela's former home is growing as well as a crowd of south africa's that have come together since the death. >> police are preparing today for a memorial service for nelson mandela at a johannesburg soccer stadium. president obama leaves this morning for south africa where he'll attend the massive public memorial. former president's bush, clinton and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of state, making it one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> reporter: the head of south africa's national defense force says the country is prepared for the challenge of equipping
mandela. its all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us. we are looking at a very dark starbucks. people not able to get their coffee this morning in benicia and even worse a lot of them not getting their heat this morning because the power is out effecting hundreds of people over in benicia and ktvu claudine wong is out there this morning checking in on what happened and the progress of when that power will be turned back on. we will check in with her in a moment. it is friday, december 6th i'm pam cook. >> we made it. good morning, everybody i'm brian flores in for dave clark. rose mary in for -- rosemary in for steve. >> 26 in napa. 25 novato. sunrises at 7:11. we will not see much fluxuation between now and then. 34 at half-moon bay. i'm picking up a few clouds hanging along the coastline. we have changes coming our way. ly have more on that in a moment. let's head to the north bay. that is where we see our coldest temperatures. 25 for you in heelsburg. 2 in petaluma. if we shift to the east we are looking at 27 degrees outside your door i
@kgo-tv.com. >> people around the world are remembering nelson mandela the former south african president and noble laureate died yesterday at the age 95 at his home in south africa. now, he changed the worldst. >> he sure did. nelson mandela's death was announced last night in south africa with so many waking up learning that their beloved leader is gone. >> this morning, the world is mourning the loss of an icon. outside, nelson mandela's home, they sang and danced all night. >> we celebrate what he has achieved and given us. >> his body was moved to a military hospital hours after he died. >> the tributes or pouring in for the man who defeated the apartheid system. americans are paying their respects from indiana to harlem, new york, to brooklyn. >> he was strong. >> in washington, dc, people gathered at the statue out of the south african embassy. >> it is a sense of my boys can have the opportunity to do a lot are month things. >> president obama attending a hanukah reception at the white house, remembered mandela as a champion of human rights. >> a moral giant who embodied the dignity and cou
real leader, nelson mandela. >> billy brown considers him one of his biggest influences, placing him among some of the biggest civil right ises advocates. brown hosted him in his civil rights tour after he got out of prison. >> mandela came here in 1990, and 70,000 packed into the coliseum to see their hero and receive thanks for his activism. >> it is you, the people of the bay area, who have given me and my dedication hopes to continue to prosper. >> the bay area choir who performed for him in south africa will be live at 6:30. >>> the man who paid a lot of money to combat -- tenure and the mark he leaves behind. >> reporter: the so-called supercop is back in new york. the mayor elect named william braton the job he had under giuliani. >> this is a beacon of light for the rest of world. >> reporter: his record of cleaning up crime was what attracted the oakland officials, paying him $250,000 to tell them how to tackle crime here. a year-long contract job that ended a month ago. >> i think what bill did was that he came in and he watched how we were implementing different things
7 news. >> the world lost a visionary leader today. former south african president mandela died after lengthy illness. >> he was 95 years old. he was an icon for frems and inspired thousands of people in the bay area during an appearance at the oakland coliseum in 1990. >> city of berkeley first to call for boycott of corporations and banks doing business in south africa. mandela visit here still resonates. lisa looks back at that historic visit with some of those who were there. >> the bay area who have given me and my delegation strength and hope to the continue. >> the strong connection between mandela and bay area clear the moment he stepped into the oakland coliseum june 30, 1990. he had been a 43 man for just 4 months. state senator hancock was on stage with mandela that day and at the time she was mayor of berkeley. one of only city in the world that sanked south africa. >> that turned out to be a movement that grew and east bay was the first place, that sanctioned. >> student led massive anti-apartheid protest. professor carson remembers those days. he's now the di
a visionary leader today. former south african president mandela died after lengthy illness. >> he was 95 years old. he was an icon for frems and inspired thousands of people in the bay area during an appearance at the oakland coliseum in 1990. >> city of berkeley first to call for boycott of corporations and banks doing business in south africa. mandela visit here still resonates. lisa looks back at that historic visit with some of those who were there. >> the bay area who have given me and my delegation strength and hope to the continue. >> the strong connection between mandela and bay area clear the moment he stepped into the oakland coliseum june 30, 1990. he had been a 43 man for just 4 months. state senator hancock was on stage with mandela that day and at the time she was mayor of berkeley. one of only city in the world that sanked south africa. >> that turned out to be a movement that grew and east bay was the first place, that sanctioned. >> student led massive anti-apartheid protest. professor carson remembers those days. he's now the director of the martin luther king jr.
to remember nelson mandela. people are gathering inside in churches and such already blocking houses of worship as they're expecting one of the biggest funerals on monday. >> two services dedicated this morning to the late nelson mandela including special songs. there will be special sermons. the services are at 9:00 and 11:00. >> i got the chance to sit down with reverend cecil williams from live memorial church friday. williams made mandela personally on three occasions including at the white house. he was first to greet mandela when he got off the plane for the visit to the bay area in 1990. >> he stepped out, you could tell he was above the visions. he was above anything that occurred that would take away from being with people and making sure that people understood he was going to be different. >> he really did have an amazing story to tell about his meeting with mandela. obviously an amazing guy in and of himself. wednesday 8:00 san francisco city hall will hold a very big service. there is a condolence book at the mayor's office that you can go and sign. leave your reflections
's government is preparing funeral ceremonies for nelson mandela. i want to show you a live picture this morning. this is outside mandela's home. people have been gathering there to remember the man that spent 27 years in prison for fighting a par thighed. four years after his release became the country's first black president. nelson mandela said the movement calling on the university system to divest more than $2.5 billion from the south african government was a crucial step in ending appar thighed. >> he came back to thank the hundreds, the thousands of people that had been there. >>> president obama said in addition to greatly admiring mandela was personally inspired by him. >> like so many around the world i can't not imaginely life without the example that nelson mandela set. >> the president ordered the flags at the white house, federal buildings, and military bases to be flown at half staff until sunset on monday. >>> amber alert has been issued in the bay area for a missing teenager from washington state. 14-year-old elizabeth romero was last seen leaving her school wednesday afternoon
and relieved family. >> absolutely. >>> still to come, remembering nelson mandela. the tributes here and in south africa. >> and the great christmas light fight. and the bay area family trying to take home a win in the battle over the best holiday display. >> and we are keeping an eye on the cold weather and the you have time to shop for car insurance today? yeah. i heard about progressive's "name your price" tool? i guess you can tell them how much you want to pay and it gives you a range of options to choose from. huh? i'm looking at it right now. oh, yeah? yeah. what's the... guest room situation? the "name your price" tool, making the world a little more progressive. south africa for nelson mandela and the details of his funeral have been released. crowds danced in front of his house to honor him. mandela will be buried a week from sunday. >>> bay area leaders are remembering the late nelson mandela. one is cecil williams of the glide foundation seen here with mandela when he visited oakland in 1990. williams was arrested at an anti-apartheid rally at cal in may of 1985. mandela
with the see seahawks. >>> south africa and the bay area pay tribute to mandela. . >> the 49ers and their fans making a statements with a grudge match. a preview of another encounter in the post season. >> reporter: candlestick was packed. there was a huge divisional matchup. security at the stick was ramped up. >> reporter: the offense is excited. fans left in a hurry out of the cold. we talked to them before the game. they told us how important this game is. before kick off there was foot work from fans. >> 1, 2, 3 [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: there was partying and grilling since 8:00, before what was a big game. >> we just want to get in the play offs. >> reporter: 49ers fans and the many seahawks fans. >> it used to be a time seats were cheap. >> we are coming into our own. they don't like it too much around here. >> reporter: rivalry -- >> these are my friends. >> reporter: is good natured. still san francisco police stepped up today just in case. officers were dressed as fans too. the 49ers have a story making a turn. with time running out on candlestick park. >> we need to b
own life without the example that nelson mandela set. >>> and president obama joins millions of people around the world mourning the death of nelson mandela. the new information about his funeral. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning and welcome back. boy, a huge power outage in benicia. you are looking at notes apologizing for the outage out there this morning. we just got an update from pg&e and the news is not good. boy, this comes at a terrible time with the overnight very cold temperatures for people to be without their power. claudine wong is out there this morning. she is talking with pg&e. we will go out to her in a moment. its friday, december 6th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm brian flores. dave clark has the day off. let's get a quick look at weather and traffic. rosemary in for steve. it is cold out there. >> you are right. bring along the winter coat once again. temperatures sinking into the 20s once again this morning. we are still about an hour and ten minutes away from the official sun vise. temperatures will remain this cold. at least between now and then.
mandela who died at the age of 1995. people are flocking to his home all night. the current president zum. a just stopped by. the united nations paused for a moment of silence following word of his death. we this were words of tribute from president obama. >> we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. it falls to us as best we can to follow the example he set. >> memorial grew outside the embassy in washington with ten official days of mourning. people are sharing their memories of nelson mandela on our facebook payment -- page. >> now if san rafael the red cross is helping six people displaced by a house fire find shell december that break out on a home before 3:00 this morning. a dog and two turtles inside the home were okays as well, this morning. >> the police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man found lying on the street. police have identified the victim and released this photo of him. according to investigators, officers found rodriguez suffering from a wound if vallejo yesterday. he died at the hospital. police are asking anyone with information
mandela is already one of the most quoted men on the planet. his words helped bring an end to apartheid and still inspire those fighting injustice today. >> we are here because you took the humane decision that you could not ignore. the inhumanity represented by the apartheid system. we have never doubted in our minds, even during the blackest hour, that eventually we would win. >> even as we celebrate, let us remind ourselves that our work is far from finished. where there is poverty and sickness, including aids, where human beings are being oppressed, there is more work to be done. >> i have completely retired. i have no influence. i am now a has-been. don't call me. i'll call you. your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples for homemade. you need safeway sugar for just a buck eighty-eight. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another only two ninety-nine for challenge butter. and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll say, yum! wow! yay! what a sweeter holiday. safeway. ingredients for life. what a s
coverage now on the death of nelson mandela. he was a man who was loved and respected all over the world. earlier today he died at the age of 95. many south africans were drawn to his home in johannesburg. they sang songs to celebrate his life. >> many said they were shocked at his death even though he had been sick for almost a year. mandela was the first african president-elected. news of his death came from current president jacob zuma. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. >> reporter: nelson mandela was a statesman and man of the people. he spent 27 years in prison for fighting apartide and was celebrated when he walked free with his then wife. mandela was already a hero by then. an international symbol of the fight against injustice. but mandela never expressed bitterness about his time behind bars. instead he called for reconciliation and forgiveness. four years after his release he was elected president. he also won the noble peace prize along with the man who freed him, f.w.declark. >>> mandela lived thousands of miles away but had a profound co
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